Hampshire History Resources and IT Tools

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Hampshire History interactive Map linked to articles and posts on Hampshire History.
Link here MapYou can pan around the map and zoom in and out and switch between road map and satellite views using easy standard Google Maps capabilities.
Places Place Names Locations Hampshire Historyspecific to each article linked to map.
1500-1599 16th Century16th Century Old Hampshire Names Wills Index
Click here to use this online index, Project 16th Century Hampshirethe original records are with the National Archives.
Old Names of Hampshire Data Index OnlineMany names in online index
1087- currentOld Names of Hampshire Surnames Last names and Family Names indexed (under development, launch planned end March 2015)
The start of an index for the old names as surnames last names and family names that we discover as we research hampshire's History. If you find a name on the index you can then click and find the detailed index for articles and information available about people and families of Hampshire that have born that particular name. Multiple spellings and version of a given name will be included in the index including known or frequent misspellings.
Alphabetic Index Old Names HampshireVarious as indexed
Bird’s Eye View Titchfield Abbey

Bird’s Eye View Titchfield Abbey

A birds eye view of Titchfield Abbey in Hampshire by Ian Gray Builders Ltd. A piece of Hampshire history from a different perspective.

St Mary’s Church Upton Grey

St Mary’s Church Upton Grey

Perched above the road on a hill slope is St Mary’s church Upton Grey At the bottom of the hill is the village pond and clustered around it are lovely cottages and houses, spanning all periods, twenty seven of them listed. Upton Grey is a beautiful village in north east Hampshire, with a history that…

The Spanish Armada and Stockbridge

The Spanish Armada and Stockbridge

The Spanish Armada in 1588 left it’s mark in the church of old St Peter’s in Stockbridge in Hampshire, an intriguing snippet of history to ponder upon.

Blackmoor Church

Blackmoor Church

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Selborne Area Churches

Blackmoor Church in Hampshire named St Matthew’s, was designed by one of the greatest Victorian architects, Alfred Waterhouse. These images show the beauty of his stained glass.

Michelmersh Font

Michelmersh Font

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Lower Test Valley Fonts

Michelmersh font in the church of St Mary’s in Hampshire, is a wonderfully carved Purbeck stone font but what are the gender of the faces staring down?

William Wyllie Maritime Artist

William Wyllie Maritime Artist

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

William Wyllie was one of Britain’s greatest maritime artists and for a while. lived in the Tower House in Old Portsmouth, the harbour unfolding before him.

Poignant Headstone at Ashley

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Poignant Headstones

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Poignant HeadstonesA poignant headstone is set into the outside wall of the church of St Mary’s Ashley Hampshire The church of St Mary at Ashley in Hampshire is cared for by the Church Conservation Trust and has a beautifully simple interior, so quiet and peaceful….

Hythe Pier Railway

Hythe Pier Railway

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Hampshire Transport History

Hythe Pier in Hampshire is home to the worlds oldest continuously running pier railway. It reaches out into Southampton Water to connect with the ferry. A ferry has been making the crossing here for well over five hundred years.

William Nicholson Gin and Lords Cricket

William Nicholson Gin and Lords Cricket

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Cricket and Hampshire

William Nicholson gin and Lords cricket ground, what do they all have to do with the history of the county of Hampshire? Well cricket and Hampshire fit hand in glove but what about a London gin distillery? Read to find out more about this fascinating history.

Bramdean Church in the Woods

Bramdean Church in the Woods

Bramdean church in the woods is a corrugated iron clad church, built in 1873 for the families of travellers to use, who occupied Bramdean common. It was a flat pack construction that took just five days to erect.

St Leonard’s Church Hartley Mauditt

St Leonard’s Church Hartley Mauditt

St Leonards church in Hartley Mauditt Hampshire, sits in splendid isolation, it doesn’t even have it’s manor house for company. The ownership of the manor itself touches on key families in Medieval England.